Subscription for the Year of the Rat and the Year of the Ox commemorative coins starting next Monday

September 25th, 2020

The Monetary Authority of Macao (AMCM) will be launching a new series of Lunar New Year commemorative coins.  The online registration process for subscription of 2020 Year of the Rat and 2021 Year of the Ox commemorative coins will commence next Monday (28 September). 

 This new series of Lunar New Year commemorative coins adopts a new design.  The obverse design features the outline of the Chinese Zodiac sign, portrayed with a vibrant display of the distinctive Portuguese-inspired patterned tiles.  The reverse design features World Heritage Sites of Macao by angular side perspective presentation, sculpted in the latest angular high relief minting technique.  Similar to the last series, the Year of the Rat and the Year of the Ox commemorative coins comprise 1 oz and 5 oz Silver Proof coin with the selling price of MOP1,380 and MOP8,800 respectively, while for the Gold Proof coin, its weight is increased from 0.25 oz in the last series to 0.5oz and its selling price is MOP16,800.

 Holders of either permanent or non-permanent valid Macao resident identity card, and who are aged 18 or above, can register for subscription of the coins via AMCM webpage ( from 9:00am on 28 September until 6:00pm on 16 October 2020.  Simultaneously, a service counter will be set up at the lobby of AMCM within the mentioned time period to provide registration service for those elderly citizens who require assistance.

 Each subscriber can only conduct a single subscription, for a maximum of one piece for each of the six said commemorative coins.  In the event of oversubscription, the allotment for each type of commemorative coins will be determined by computer balloting.  Ballot results will be communicated via SMS messages on 22 October 2020.  Subscribers can also browse the ballot results on AMCM webpage ( from that day onwards.

 Successful subscribers or their representatives should bring along the photocopy of the Macao resident identity card of the successful subscribers and make the full payment for the allocated commemorative coins at Banco Nacional Ultramarino, S.A. from 27 October 2020 to 13 November 2020.  It is expected that the commemorative coins will be available for pick-up at the first quarter of 2021.

For further details relating to the coins’ selling price and the online registration and subscription procedures, please refer to our webpage ( or call 28565071/28565072.

Last revision: 2020-10-20 12:35:48